Encryption Control in France

Posted by Jerome Pin

8/15/17 6:37 AM


 Most exporters of technology products have learned in the past, either through good corporate governance or a knock on the door by their local export control enforcement authority, that encryption is a sensitive subject (pun intended).

Within the European Union, most items incorporating encryption are classified as dual-use goods (when not Military items) and are subject to Export Control.

Within the EU, French authorities extend control of encrypted items beyond the export process to import as well.  Cryptographic items can move freely within French territory. However, supplying, importing, or exporting encrypted items are regulated activities.


Topics: Europe, Best Practices

Supply Chain Security

Posted by Michael Bellezza

9/22/16 10:44 AM

092116-security.pngLast week, we got the news of more terrorist attacks, this time in New York City, North Jersey, and the Jersey Shore. This hit a bit close to home as I grew up on the shore and have lived close to all of those places at one time or another. 

It wasn't shocking, but felt more routine, which in and of itself is shocking. We've seen this in various forms in  Nice, Baghdad, Turkey, Belgium, Pakistan, France, and a dozen other global locations. 


Topics: Best Practices

What C-TPAT and College Financial Aid Have in Common

Posted by Devin Kelley

7/27/16 1:14 PM

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Remember back in your college days, when you had to stay on top of all your financial aid forms?

Remember how your parents would nag you about CSS and FAFSA every year when the submissions were due?

As a current college student and Tradewin intern, I am no stranger to financial aid deadlines and nagging parents – in fact, I’ve got three years of experience under my belt. Although it’s a pain to keep track of all the forms, it is important to make sure they are all filled out correctly and submitted on time. Otherwise, the College Board (or worse, the federal government!) will make life difficult.


Topics: Best Practices

5 Trends Shaping Global Compliance

Posted by Michael Bellezza

6/23/16 3:15 PM


I’m often tasked to speak about some of the trends that I see in global compliance. I’m privileged enough to get to interact on a daily basis with our practice leaders throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific. This allows for a more global perspective than most. The regulatory landscape is in a state of flux that has been rarely seen during my career, but to narrow it down, here are some of the big hitters that are shaping global compliance.


Topics: Best Practices

5 Things to Take Away from the Australian Trusted Trader Programme

Posted by Ryan Ingall

5/25/16 11:45 AM


As one of the newest members of the Tradewin team, having joined our South Pacific practice as a Trade Analyst earlier this year, I have been looking forward to writing my first post here on our blog, so here goes!

In July 2015, shortly after the first phase of the pilot for the Australian Trusted Trader Programme (ATT) commenced, my colleague Jess Cordeta introduced our readers to some of the benefits and requirements of participation.  

Almost 12 months later, the third phase of the pilot is well underway and the Australian Government has recently announced additional funding for the programme over the next four years. The ATT is set to become operational on the 1st of July, 2016.


Topics: Best Practices